On Sunday, December 23, Holy Martyrs celebrated St. Stephen’s Day – a day commemorating the life and sacrifice of St. Stephen, the first deacon and Christian martyr. During the beginning of Badarak, our deacons donned priestly crowns in honor of St. Stephen and in recognition of their humble service during the past year. At the conclusion of Badarak, the deacons incensed the congregation while wearing crowns. Fr. Abraham thanked our deacons for their service and dedication to our Church.